How to plan a tour to Mount Everest

How to plan a tour to Mount Everest

Tour to Mount Everest

Planning a tour to Mount Everest in Tibet is a dream for many travelers, and seeing Mount Everest is a highly desired experience. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, it is actually the top of the world. The best place for non-mountaineers to view the summit is from China’s Everest Base Camp (EBC). Mount Everest

When to go to Mount Everest

Mount Everest tour plan

Although you can travel to many places, regardless of the season and weather, you should definitely pay attention to when is the best time to see Mount Everest. Avoid rainy weather, as for any remote mountainous location, especially if you want to camp. For Mount Everest, also consider ice, wind, and snow.

The best time to go is from late April to early June and from late September to early November, as there is little rain and snow, and daytime temperatures are above freezing.

Avoid winter time from November to April due to harsh weather conditions. Also, Tibet is normally closed in February and March.

We do not recommend that you go in the summer, from November to April, due to the harsh weather conditions. Also, Tibet is normally closed in February and March.

Permits required to Mount Everest

To enter Tibet you need a Tibet Entry Permit, and to visit Mount Everest you need a Foreign Travel Permit.

You are not allowed to apply for the permits yourself and you cannot travel to Tibet without a tour guide. You need to find a travel agency to help organize the same.

Naqari Region: Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, Tsaparang, Ali

Viaje A China offers you the Permit + private guide service and all our excursions to Tibet include our help to obtain the necessary permits

How to get to and from Mount Everest

Fly to Tibet and return by train

Many travelers want to experience going to Tibet by train. But it is much easier to get plane tickets to Tibet, and train tickets from Lhasa. It may take time to adjust to the altitude in Lhasa, more than the limits of a train before you begin your journey in Tibet.

After enjoying Tibet, you can take your time to enjoy the natural beauty on a return train. You won’t miss out on any of the Tibet experience by traveling this way, and your plans are much less likely to be cut short due to a lack of train tickets.

To Mount Everest by road

Mount Everest Base Camp is far from Lhasa, and only a good combination of transportation will allow you to enjoy a smooth journey. We do not recommend buses.

The most popular and comfortable way to go by road is to hire a van and a driver.

With China Tour, after your drive in Lhasa to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, etc, your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. It will take about 2 days from Lhasa to Rongbuk Monastery, about 3.6 km (2.2 miles) north of the EBC. Then you have to go out and take the bus or walk to the EBC.

To Mount Everest by rail and road

You can take a train to Shigatse, now the Lhasa-Shigatse Railway is open. The journey between Lhasa and Shigatse is about 3 hours. There is only one train between Lhasa and Shigatse per day.

Needed 8 days

You should not go to the EBC on the same day as your arrival in Tibet, due to the high risk of acute altitude sickness. It is recommended to spend three days in Lhasa and Shigatse to acclimatize and discover the Tibetan culture and to organize your travel and Alien Permit, before going above 4,000 meters.

The typical 8-day itinerary consists of three days for basic acclimatization, one night for further acclimatization in Dingri, two days for EBC visit and return to Lhasa, and day of arrival/departure to Lhasa. See our Mount Everest tour.

Mount Everest Tour with Travel to China

If you want to see Mount Everest, but are afraid of the harsh conditions, China Tours can help you make your trip more comfortable. Travel with China Tours and we will help you arrange permits to Tibet, hotels, an experienced driver, a good vehicle, and a local guide.

8 Days Everest Base Camp Tour: Enjoy the once-in-a-period experience of being close to Mount Everest at Everest Base Camp.

Mount Everest Trekking Tour: See the essential attractions of Tibet, and do five days of trekking from Dingri on your way to Mount Everest.

Or you can simply contact us to make an Everest tour tailored according to your interests and needs.

List to take to Mount Everest

Sun cream: Bring strong sun protection cream to protect your skin from the strong sun.

Sunglasses/snow glasses: UV light is very strong in the mountains. Therefore wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and wear snow goggles to prevent snow blindness if you are going to see Mount Everest in the snow season.

Lip Cream and Moisturizer: Tibet has a dry and cold climate, so take measures to avoid chapped lips and dehydrated skin.

Inner jacket (and sleeping bag if camping): It is very cold at night in EBC, even in summer. The duvets in EBC tent hostels may not be enough to protect you from the cold.

Good spare batteries: There isn’t much electricity at EBC, so you need to charge your phone or camera and batteries before the last leg of your trip. Cold weather will shorten battery life, so keep appliances/batteries insulated.

Food: Take enough food with you for the long journey if you can’t get used to the local food. There is little variety of food in EBC shops and hostels

Medicines: to reduce altitude sickness

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